In 2009, a zombie film by the unassuming name of Colin premiered at Cannes Film Festival. Made by young filmmaker Marc Price for the bafflingly low sum of £45, Colin proved to be a surprise hit, attracting the attention of Mark Kermode, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw and – most impressive of all – Martin Scorsese, who described the film as taking the “zombie idea to another level”. Where next, then, for the man who started so conspicuously well? Price’s answer was to tackle an emotional drama, and the result is his second feature Magpie. We met up to discuss his newest film, his biggest inspirations and what’s next.
In this vast, unknowable, ever-changing universe there are few things which we can safely rely on to remain constant. Thus those that do, those that struggle on relentlessly, blithely ignoring the evanescent nature of human existence – taxes, the Kardashians, films which pit one mythical creature/alien/abstract concept against another in a brutal fight to the death – can only bring us joy. In recognition, then, of the grand tradition of the “something vs something else” film – and to celebrate the release of Strippers vs. Werewolves – we bring you the Top Ten Versus Films. Enjoy! But remember, whoever wins, we lose/get eaten.
This Is England director to pen biopic of the original bad-boy cyclist (Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador are nothing compared to this guy)